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New member, looking for first Mercedes!

Hey everyone, I just joined because I'm hoping to be an owner of an older Mercedes soon. I'm looking at purchasing a 1984 300SD. I looked at it today, and I was amazed at the lack of rust anywhere, even when banging around underneath with the car on a lift!

The only problem that worries me when I was test driving it, was the pickup of the car. My current car is a 1978 VW Super Beetle, so I'm aquainted with low power, but my beetle felt like a sports car compared to the pickup from a stop with this one! Even flooring it, it didn't sound like the engine was really trying... it was fine once it was up to speed a little. I know it's a heavy car, and if that really is normal then I'm fine with it, but it's just got me worried that perhaps it isn't. Other than that, the engine seemed to run fine, except for the need for a new A/C compressor.

Anyone with more experience driving one of these want to comment on how they feel about the pickup? What should it be comparable to?

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